RedskyNews Category: Pollution

BP Report Spreads Spill Blame

The final US government report into last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has blamed the companies involved in the project, saying they violated federal safety regulations. The 16-month investigation concluded that BP, rig owner Transocean and Halliburton, which performed

Explosion At French Nuclear Plant

An explosion in a furnace at a French nuclear waste reprocessing plant has killed one worker, but authorities insist there is no risk of any radiation leak. France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) says the incident at the Marcoule plant in

Sewage- Water Threatens Health

Nasty floodwaters from the remnants of Lee and Irene — tainted with sewage and other toxins — threaten public health in parts of the Northeast by direct exposure or the contamination of private water wells, officials said Thursday. “We face

India Serves Up Toxic Vegetables

BANGALORE: The next time you go to buy vegetables in the market, check if they are coming from villages around Varthur Tank, Bellandur Tank, Byramangala Tank and Nagawara Tank areas, for a recent study conducted by city-based Indian Institute of

Mine Metals Leak Into Macleay River

Traces of arsenic, copper and zinc have leaked from a mine into a local river near Armidale. The Office of Environment and Heritage says the metals spilled out of a sediment control erosion dam at Straits Hillgrove Mine into the

No Compensation For Ivory Coast

Five years after the dumping of toxic waste by oil-trading group Trafigura affected more than 100,000 people in Ivory Coast, thousands still await compensation, Amnesty International said Friday. “It is unacceptable that so many people who were affected by the

Toxic Chemicals Found In Clothes

Traces of toxic chemicals harmful to the environment and to human health have been detected in products made by 14 top clothing manufacturers, Greenpeace said Tuesday. Samples of clothing from top brands including Adidas, Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, H&M, Abercrombie &

Oil Licences Threaten Sea Birds

.Rathlin Island could be in danger of suffering oil spills if permission for drilling is granted, the RSPB has claimed. The Department of Energy and Climate Change is considering granting exploration licences allowing companies to look for oil and gas

New Oil Spill Spotted In Gulf

LONDON (AP) — A new oil sheen has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, although energy company BP said Thursday the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the site of its disaster-hit Macondo

Nigeria Oil Spill Catastrophic

The air smells like poison, the creek water carpeted with crude, and the boat operator covers his nose as he steps on a jetty in a region hit by what may be the world’s worst oil contamination. “We have been